Denver makes Amazon’s HQ2 finalist list — along with 19 other cities |

Denver makes Amazon’s HQ2 finalist list — along with 19 other cities

The Seattle-based company received 238 bids from metropolitan areas across the U.S., Canada and Mexico

As abruptly as Amazon announced in September that it was hunting for a second full-sized headquarters, the Seattle conglomerate on Thursday announced 20 cities that made it to the next level, including Denver.

The city was one of 238 proposals submitted to the company, which is interested in building a second Amazon campus. The future site could employ 50,000 people at a facility of more than 8 million square feet — the size of Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle.

Colorado hunkered down and through a partnership with privately run Metro Denver Economic Development Corp, the state put together one bid, listing at least eight sites in the Denver area that had room for Amazon’s campus and providing financial incentives that could exceed $100 million. The state included 22 other sites that also could interest Amazon for other office or warehouse locations.

“We are absolutely excited to have made the short list. The work continues,” said Sam Bailey, who oversaw the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp.

But other than its original request for proposals, the state has given no further insight into what Amazon was looking for.

Read the full story at

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User